Almost 17% of computer users used the password "123456" in 2016, according a new report from Keeper Security. The second most popular password of 2016 was "123456789."
The top 25 passwords used last year made up more than half of the 10 million passwords analyzed. Other most-used passwords included "qwerty," "google," "1q2w3e4r" and "666666."
Four of the top 10 passwords on the list were six characters or shorter. Keeper Security has shown hackers can unscramble passwords that are six characters or shorter in seconds.
Despite an increase in security breaches and constant warnings, the list of most-frequently used passwords has changed little over the past few years, according to Keeper Security. The group compiled the list by examining 10 million passwords that became public because of data breaches that occurred last year.
While the passwords show a lackadaisical concern about security by users, Keeper Security says providers are also responsible for enforcing good security practices.